'''East Carolina University''' is a public education|public
, Doctoral university|doctoral/research university
in Greenville, North Carolina|Greenville
, North Carolina
, United States. Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as '''ECU''' or '''East Carolina''', the university is the third-largest in North Carolina.
The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities designates East Carolina as a Sea Grant university and an Innovation and Economic Prosperity campus.
Founded on March 8, 1907 as a Normal school|teacher training school
, East Carolina has grown from to almost today.
The university's academic facilities are located on five properties: East Carolina University Main Campus|Main Campus
, East Carolina University Health Sciences Campus|Health Sciences Campus
, East Carolina University West Research Campus|West Research Campus
, the East Carolina University Field Station...